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England can take the heat - Wells

England can take the heat - Wells

Chris Devine

Sussex batsman Luke Wells has first-hand experience of the conditions in Sri Lanka and has backed England to cope with the challenge.

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Anderson positive over Broad fitness

Anderson positive over Broad fitness

Stuart Broad did not bowl in training on Saturday, but his new-ball partner James Anderson thinks he will be fit for Monday’s first Test with Sri Lanka.

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Thorpe urges England to show intent

Thorpe urges England to show intent

Chris Devine

Graham Thorpe believes a positive approach will be key if England’s batsmen are to prosper against Sri Lanka. In an exclusive interview with ecb.co.uk, the left-hander also discussed his match-winning display in Colombo 11 years ago.

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Pietersen looking to make amends

Pietersen looking to make amends

Kevin Pietersen admits he batted “like a plonker” when England last toured Sri Lanka, but is now ready to score a century in the country.

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In-form Silva gains Sri Lanka recall

In-form Silva gains Sri Lanka recall

Sri Lanka have handed a belated recall to batsman Chamara Silva for their Test series against England. He replaces the injured Angelo Mathews.

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Prior prepared to put away pads

Prior prepared to put away pads

Matt Prior is ready to ditch his wicketkeeping pads for good after abandoning them during England’s four-wicket warm-up victory over a Sri Lanka Development XI. "I found it made a difference," explained the Sussex stumper.

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England pull off big chase

England pull off big chase

England made it two warm-up wins from two ahead of the Test series by chasing 359 to beat the Sri Lanka Development XI by four wickets in Colombo.

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England pull off big chase

England pull off big chase

England made it two warm-up wins from two ahead of the Test series by chasing 359 to beat the Sri Lanka Development XI by four wickets in Colombo.

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Bopara suffers injury setback

Bopara suffers injury setback

Ravi Bopara is unlikely to bowl in England’s Test series in Sri Lanka after suffering a side strain during the tourists’ second warm-up match.

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Trott gives Bell ringing endorsement

Trott gives Bell ringing endorsement

Jonathan Trott has backed England and Warwickshire team-mate Ian Bell to bounce back from his recent run of poor form.

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